In today’s tough economy, it’s more important than ever to start to really focus on protecting one’s assets. With the increased aging of assets in the field, can you afford not to have the best form of Continuous, On-Line Partial Discharge Monitoring System out there?
PowerPD, Inc. offers end users a “ONE STOP SHOP”, or “COMPLETE ASSET MANAGEMENT” for GIS, MCSG, MOTORS AND GENERATORS, TRANSFORMERS & CABLE TERMINATIONS as well as monitoring OLTC contact conditions, and pumping motors. “One stop shop” because you no longer need to deal with multiple companies for your Partial Discharge Monitoring Needs, we do it all – which leads us to “complete asset management”. We have the equipment to monitor all your assets within the substation!
Unlike other PD monitoring system which can not accurately distinguish the source of PD, we use 4 acoustic sensors and 1 HFCT sensor SIMULTANEOUSLY to determine the true source of PD. By Simultaneous measurement of PD from AE and HFCT Sensors, we know very accurately whether the original source of the PD signal is from inside the TR or coming from outside traveling through the power lines, or through the Ground Lead. As you might know, PD travels throughout the power station through the air, power lines, and ground lines, and it is important to distinguish the original source. Our user friendly software application makes it easy for the engineers to locate the exact point of PD which comes very helpful before the maintenance engineers open the TR for servicing.
PARTIAL DISCHARGE – THE FIRST SIGN OF PROBLEMS!
It is well documented that the first sign of problems within substation assets starts with Partial Discharge. There are other methods of monitoring for problems, such as DGA, Thermal Technology, etc., but Partial Discharge most often occurs first and only after a period of time thereafter, the wear and tear caused by PD will show up in the DGA readings.